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Muslim hostess and Disney still at odds over headscarf
by Laura Bly
A Muslim woman who sued Disney last week for refusing to let her wear a religious headscarf at her job as a Disneyland Resort restaurant hostess says she has been suspended without pay for turning down the company's alternatives - including a large hat and bow-tie bonnet she called "humiliating" and "embarrassing."
According to her union, Unite Here Local 11, Imane Boudlal was suspended Tuesday after rejecting both a Disney-made hijab, or headscarf, and offers of four "backstage" jobs out of the public eye.
But Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said that while the company had not scheduled Boudlal for future work hours, Boudlal's characterization was inaccurate.
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